The New Hawaiian girl; a play. 
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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Of those wild days remain; but, sir, go back
A little way, on your ancestral track,
And see what you will find.  A horde of bold
And lawless cut-throats started many an old
And purse-proud race; and brutal strength became
The bloody groundwork for pretentious fame
When might was right.  If every royal tree
Were dug up by the roots, the world would see
That common mud first mothered the poor sprout.
Your race is higher than my own, no doubt;
Then shame upon you, for the poor display
Of noble manhood that you make to-day,
Thinking each brown-faced girl your lawful prey.
                [Turns her back upon him and starts to go.
 
RALPH (pleadingly).
Oh, say now, let a fellow have a show.
I never meant to rouse your anger so;
I only meant--I--well, you see the change
Of climate was so sudden; and the strange
And gorgeous scenery, and your glorious eyes
Upset my brain.  But you have put me wise.
I own that I had heard--
               [Hesitates, and GIRL breaks forth again.

           Oh, yes, I know you heard
Wild tales of Honolulu; and were stirred


The New Hawaiian girl; a play. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Illus. by John Prendergast.
London, Gay & Hancock, 1910.
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